Dolphins Owner’s support of Sparano rings hallow

Amidst a lot of rumor and speculation regarding the Miami Dolphins head coach, Tony Sparano, Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross gave his coach some words of support yesterday. Appearing on the Dolphins official website, http://www.Finsiders.com , Ross said that Sparano is the “right coach” for the Miami Dolphins. Ross went onto say that continuity is a trait shared by consistent NFL winners.

I’m sorry if I don’t rush out and buy a Tony Sparano bobblehead, because Ross’s comments ring hallow with me. I know, I know, what is he supposed to say? But, at the same time, I can’t help but remember a certain Dolphins owner flying to California to meet with Jim Harbaugh. After getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Ross returned to Miami and gave Sparano an endorsement then (as well as a contract extension). The entire free world knows that Sparano is gone after this year if he doesn’t miraculously turn the Dolphins season around. All Ross did was show “support” for his coach, so that his successor sees that the owner has his coach’s back.

I did find it a little nauseating how many times Ross referred to the “talent” on the Dolphins roster. I mean, is he watching the games? He said the players are giving effort, the talent is there, and Sparano is the right coach….All well and good if he believes that, but if all of that is true, WHY THE HELL IS THIS TEAM 0-4?!?! If the Dolphins have the talent and they are playing hard, is coaching not the problem? Or if the Dolphins coach is right and the players are playing hard, is the talent not the problem?

Stephen Ross is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, but as the Dolphins Owner he has done little to help the team get better. Yes he writes the checks for the groceries, but he needs to find (probably after the season) a better grocery shopper and cook.

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